The Latest: 1 bullet found in suicide attempt turned killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Latest on a man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend while trying to kill himself (all times local): 12:30 p.m. An Alaska prosecutor says authorities found one casing at the scene of a shooting that killed a woman when her boyfriend tried to kill himself and the bullet passed through his

The Latest: 1 bullet found in suicide attempt turned killing

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. Health officials on Monday confirmed one death among what the state says is 10 people sickened by the cheese dip. Authorities did not identify the dead man. California health officials say

Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

6-year-old’s plea to end violence goes viral

ST. LOUIS — A 6-year-old St. Louis boy’s plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people. Jeffrey Laney’s mother posted the video on her Facebook page last week. It shows Jeffrey pleading for the safety of himself and his family, saying, “I don’t want nothing to happen to

6-year-old’s plea to end violence goes viral

‘Winged’ snake species from 5 million years ago discovered

GRAY, Tenn. — A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study published in the Journal of Herpetology says the snake has been named Zilantophis schuberti, which roughly translates to “Schubert’s Winged Snake.” The snake is named in part after Blaine

‘Winged’ snake species from 5 million years ago discovered

Ohio girl pleads ‘true’ to lesser charge in dad’s slaying

WARREN, Ohio — A 15-year-old Ohio girl charged in the fatal shooting of her sleeping father has pleaded “true” to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter Monday. A judge sentenced her to one year in jail, but she will spend just two more months behind bars because she has been in jail since the shooting

Ohio girl pleads ‘true’ to lesser charge in dad’s slaying

Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing

HOWELL, N.J. — A dog found near death will be reunited with her owners two years after she disappeared. Five-year-old Cali was found at a rest stop in south New Jersey in April, the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2rLNJS3 ) reported. The emaciated Rhodesian ridgeback was taken to Broken Promises Sanctuary, where volunteers set out to

Sick dog to reunite with family 2 years after disappearing

Boy dies after stepping into puddle with downed power line

LAREDO, Texas — Authorities say a 14-year-old Texas boy died from electrocution after stepping into a puddle containing a downed power line during a storm that brought heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Laredo. Laredo police spokesman Joe E. Baeza said Aldo Jordani Rojas died Sunday. Corinne Stern, the Webb County medical examiner, said

Boy dies after stepping into puddle with downed power line